NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored a joint police and fire rescue team Monday that traveled to Haiti to help with relief efforts.

In a tribute at City Hall, Bloomberg and city commissioners thanked the officers and firefighters for their "selfless and heroic service" in Haiti.

Members of the rescue team, which also participated in recovery efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, received certificates saying that they represent "the very best" of the city's "spirit of compassion and community."

AP wire services were used in this report.